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W7 Like it or Not?


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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

:huh: Hey I was just wondering before I upgrade what you guys think of W7.

How is Performance, Compatibility, and Stability and your overall view of the O.S.?
Thanks :huh:

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:53 AM

I installed Windows 7 and I think after a few things are worked out on it, it will be the next XP. That of course is my opinion. I am also a big gamer and Win 7 loves Call of Duty 2 on 7. It is also pretty to look at, like Vista but unlike vista is has some functionality.

I have only noticed one problem and it has been lately that the new Jan. update for Windows does not play nice with some of my games. I think after they release a few more patches to it, it will be better.

The games that didn't work with this update (that I noticed) are Space Trader and Torchlight.


I am in the end in love with Win 7.


Though since win 7 is still in development I would not use it for something business related. If you are going to get a computer to run a program that says that 7 is "in beta" do not do it. I know this because I do work support for customer owned PC's and since our program is still in beta for 7 it is not pretty sometimes. Though I can tell you now that I think after a while everything is going to move to 7.

Another thing is I have worked on a MAC too. Win 7 might have taken a few things from them. It is easier to use... and NO MORE RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR VISTA option.

That is what I think of it so far. I have been on 7 for about 3 months now and i have not regretted it yet. I have also heard it runs on slower systems too, unlike vista.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:46 AM

I installed 7 ult X86 on a P4 3.6 with 1 gig ddr-400 pc3200 and it runs almost as good as XP pro, Vista would of made this setup cry and pass out! but I am still not ready to ditch XP on this laptop, only problem I have found on 7 is the wallpaper problem with the registry, but since that is not my computer I could not care less.

Edited by MCF3778, 26 January 2010 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:18 AM

I've used it a couple of time and so far it looks OK but I'm still an XP Pro guy. It reminds me of Office 03 vs Office 07, lots of visual changes for no reason other then a new look to sell. Maybe after the first SP comes out I'll change over, slowly, but until then it's the Oldy but Goldy.
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:47 AM

I like many went to W7 from XP-PRO. I think it is a great operating system but it would be better if they would of left in OutLook Express. So far it is very easy to work with. I use Home Premium 64.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:01 AM

So far I like it, I have vista/7 dual boot setup, rarely use vista anymore. I had a few hick ups with drivers at first. All is good now, very stable.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:24 AM

Layback Bear

but it would be better if they would of left in OutLook Express.


May I enquire what mail program you use, in Win 7, or is all your email web-based.

Thanks.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:10 PM

I tend to be pretty critical of MS where the criticism is fair. But in the case of Windows 7 I can honestly say that not only is it a vast improvement on Vista (Ok not that hard ) but from an objective non OS comparitive point of view it a big step forward. Certainly well worth upgrading vista.

Its not perfect but its a massive improvement over vista.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

Ditto! :huh:
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:01 AM

petewills I use windstreem.net off of the web. It's a pain.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:35 AM

Hi, LB

Looking through Google, Windows Live Mail has been suggested.

I understand also that it would be possible to use Outlook Express,
if you have Win 7 Professional and can therefore download the
Windows Virtual PC and run the program in Windows XP Mode.

Romeo29 has suggested Thunderbird; as usual there are differing views about it.

Not all of my accounts can be accessed through webmail, without paying further subscription fees,
so I am looking for a good alternative.

Thanks for reply, it's always useful to know which programs are loved or hated.

Pete.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:24 PM

I find Windows live mail is a vast improvement over Outlook and Windows 7 is a very stable operating system. No problems here. I like it very much. Microsoft got it right this time. :huh:

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 01:34 PM

Thanks, I have it on my current XP system, it's fine, I've just been using OE for a long time - force of habit.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:51 AM

I'm running Windows 7 (64bit) and it's done a very good job of being stable. The 2 problems I have are no email came with it, and IE8 is total crap.
So I use Incredimail, it's a free email program. And I use FIREFOX for a browser. Firefox from Mozilla also has an email program called THUNDERBIRD that a lot of people use and like.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:22 AM

I've had an opportunity to check out the new OS on a friend's laptop;
I am impressed and am planning to go for Win 7 Professional.

The email suggestions are most welcome.

Thanks all.




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